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Intellectual Property & Innovation Lunchtime Series - Pictures Within Pictures - Keith Aoki, Professor Law, UC Davis

We continue our series of lunchtime discussions of new research on intellectual property, innovation, and cultural production with a discussion of "Pictures Within Pictures" by Keith Aoki (UC Davis Law School) on Wednesday, October 6, 12:00-1:00 in King Hall 2064.
When Oct 06, 2010
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where King Hall 2064
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Keith Aoki's argument resonates with Tom Joo's last week's paper on music sampling and copyright, but is articulated in a medium rarely used in academia: the comic strip.  This is a genre in which Keith has already co-authored a book on the public domain and, most recently, a two-page strip in the last issue of the Sunday Magazine of the San Francisco Chronicle in a section devoted to the futures of copyright law.

Abstract:  "Pictures Within Pictures" is a forthcoming 14-page comic strip/law review article.  It is a meditation on the way many creative works contain the seeds of their influences within themselves, i.e., pictures within pictures and songs within songs.  It is also a derivative work that is a companion piece to a large graphic novel entitled "THEFT! A HISTORY OF MUSIC" that Keith is completing with Jamie Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins from Duke Law School.  Both examine the pervasiveness of practices of homage, borrowing and influence as well as the rise of proprietary claims over music.  They both argue that law has lagged behind technology, creative practice and markets, a lag that has grown wider in recent years.

Lunch will be provided but please RSVP Nina-Marie Bell nbell@ucdavis.edu<mailto:nbell@ucdavis.edu>  by Monday (10/4) no later than noon to receive a copy of "Pictures Within Pictures" and, as a bonus, last Keith's strip in Sunday's SFC.  Please inform her of your menu choices.  Nina will be placing lunch orders according to each person's menu selection, and thus it is imperative that you RSVP if you plan to attend.

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